Defiant is powerful and subversive, faithful yet imaginative—a perfect read for these times. This book is an invitation to rediscover the wisdom that this sacred text holds for our modern lives. It is also a celebration of what it means to be a woman caught up in the work of loving God and neighbor.
Hope knows that God is for us, God will not abandon us, and God will finish the good work that was started. Hope steps out with a heart ablaze and hands committed to joining in this movement of God. Hope sees the darkness, but also knows that the light is coming.
The good news for aching hearts this season is that God is indeed with us. The good news for joyful hearts this season is that God is with us. The good news for all of us this season wherever we are and however we are feeling, is that God is with us.
A young unwed girl living in a small village that has nothing of which to boast was an unlikely choice to be the vessel for the incarnation of the Christ and an unlikely candidate to be the mother of God—except that God delights to use what is ordinary, common, and overlooked.
Search the depths of your own soul. Confront your own humanity. Meet God there in that place. What a wondrous thing it is to realize that even in our beautiful and profoundly broken space, the places we don’t allow anyone to know or see because of how shameful they are—this is exactly where God embraces us.